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Kenya won't host Somalia over fears players won't go home

07 May 2015, 08:28

Nairobi - An official with Kenya's football federation says it declined to host an Olympic qualifying game between Somalia and Rwanda over fears the Somali players would refuse to return home.

Spokesman John Kariuki said Kenya's federation "did not want to take chances."

Somalia's team cannot play at home because of security concerns. It has now been given permission by Djibouti to play the game there this weekend. Rwanda won the first leg of the qualifying tie 2-0.

Somalia Football Association spokesman Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar said Kenya's decision was surprising and had damaged relations between the neighbors.

Kenya has been the target of deadly attacks by Somalia's al-Shabaab militants, an al-Qaida-linked group that killed 148 people in a massacre at a Kenyan university last month.

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